888 Bourke Street

Thank you ArchitectureAU for featuring PTW's City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition winning scheme - 888 Bourke Street.

An excerpt from the article is below and for the complete story, please click on the link. PTW Architects has designed a mixed-use development in Sydney’s Zetland that features a curving brick façade to mask the impact of more than 180 apartments. The design was chosen over two others, by Popov Bass and SJB, in a competition mandated by the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy. Both buildings would be wrapped in a predominantly brick façade, which is intended to reflect the built history of the area. The jury said PTW’s proposal “demonstrates a broad and consistent design approach to the site.” “The brick architecture and horizontal composition of facades was appropriate to the area, as were the two storey entry lobbies. The efficient repetition of floor plans and rational building forms created a sound platform for the proposal’s tectonic logic and architectural clarity. The apartment layouts offered high levels of residential amenity, with superior natural light and ventilation to the lobbies and corridors.”